Ebola Virus in Uganda: At Least 17 Dead

Dr. Richard Besser from the frontlines of an outbreak of one of the world's deadliest viruses.
3:00 | 08/06/12

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Now to a special abc news exclusive from inside the hot zone of the ebola virus in uganda. At least 17 people have died. Our dr. Richard besser is there on the front lines. Reporter: We came to the hot zone embedded. I wanted to see for myself how patients were being cared for. An expert from doctors without borders oversaw my suiting up. Don't touch your mouth. Reporter: Any gap in my gear was a great risk. I would say there are few things I have done that are this dangerous. It was too dangerous to let our camera men in. I saw patients with the ebola infection. The care was basic at best. It seemed more designed to protect those in the community than those who are ill. For those in the wards there's only one way out. Negative test results. The moment of truth. We were at the specialized cdc lab when the results for one patient were good news. It's negative. A bright spot in a country that needs it. Dr. Richard besser, abc news, uganda. We'll have much more from

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